Leadership

Chuck Curteis

Founder

Chuck is the founder and CEO of Baragar Systems. Much of Chuck’s career was in the field of education. After earning an MA in Education he was a Teacher, Principal, Civil Servant in the Education Branch of Statistics Canada and a Planner in the Surrey School District. Chuck transferred his knowledge to become a successful business owner serving the education community in Canada and the United States. Chuck’s understanding and exuberance for the field of education has provided inspiration for his employees and clients alike. His methodologies for enrolment projections and the automation of such have provided him with guru-like acclaim. Chuck now considers many clients his friends. When not at Baragar Systems you can likely find him fishing.

Jason Curteis

President

Jason is the President of Baragar Systems. He provides the developmental direction for the company and delivers the lion’s share of the client training. Since his teenage years, Jason has served Superintendents, Directors and Planners in the education industry by creating the software they need. Jason’s commitment to a customer-centric business philosophy has been a major contributing factor to the longevity of Baragar Systems. Many clients have enjoyed Jason’s screen savers during their training, a testament to his love of photography and diving.

Berni Grenier

SVP

Berni is the Senior Vice-President at Baragar Systems. Her role includes implementing structure and processes that further contribute to Baragar’s growth and success. She has a B.A. in Psychology and before joining Baragar Systems, she spent eight years as an Executive Consultant in the area of Strategic Management and Virtual Sales Management. Working with CEO’s and their executive team, in a variety of industries, she helped them create and implement strategy to lead their companies and drive their sales performance. Berni’s expertise is sales and customer service having spent a number of years as a National Sales and Customer Service Manager in the telecom industry.

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Carson Curteis

Vice President

Carson is the Vice-President of Baragar Systems. After travelling the world in the early 1990s, he joined Jason and Chuck as the interactive software for Baragar Systems was being developed. He became involved with all aspects of the company — from troubleshooting student data to updating electronic maps and geocoding students, to working with Census data applications and bookkeeping. He soon became the primary backup for Chuck in doing enrolment projections. Today, Carson heads the Analytic Team (data analytics, population and enrolment projections), client support and software enhancements. He is an avid sportsman who enjoys playing hockey, golf, mountain biking and fishing. https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/carson-curteis/5a/161/828

Jeremy Baisch

IT Director & Software Development Coordinator

With the company since 2000, Jeremy is Baragar’s IT Director and Software Development Coordinator, but he also provides the bulk of client training and advanced support. A graduate of Simon Fraser University, Jeremy’s interests include golf, working on his 1920’s cottage near White Rock beach, and the occasional video game. https://ca.linkedin.com/pub/jeremybaisch/64/14/737

CJ Flack

Production Manager

CJ is the Production Manager at Baragar Systems.  His role is to supervise a team of GIS and data specialists in the production and update of Baragar’s software solutions.  After studying at Capilano College and the University of Victoria, he graduated with a BA in Geography and a certificate in Spatial Information Systems from Simon Fraser University.  He has been a dedicated member of the Baragar team since 2004.  Being a child, sibling, and husband of an educator, he has long had a connection to the school community, and this has continued throughout his time with Baragar Systems.  He has lived in many regions of the Province, including the Sunshine Coast, Kootenays, Sea to Sky, Vancouver Island, and the Lower Mainland, and has gained an appreciation for the people and natural beauty of BC.  In his spare time he takes advantage of this by traveling, snowboarding, camping, kayaking, and fishing.

Chris Beattie

Data Warehouse Manager

Chris has lived in White Rock B.C. for the majority of his life and started with Baragar in 2001 as an entry level GIS technician involved with map updating and geocoding pupil data.Today he is the Data Warehouse Manager in charge of collecting, processing and troubleshooting various data sources used within all aspects of the Baragar software. Outside of Baragar, Chris has many interests including camping, fishing, kayaking and working out.

Field Associates

Howard Holtman

Howard hails from Winnipeg where he began his teaching career after completing a BSc and a BEd. In 1997, he became Superintendent of the Assiniboine South School Division where he developed an interest in student enrolment forecasting. It is this experience and his passion that has made Howard an integral part of the ‘Baragar Projection Team’. Married for 41 years, father of four and grandfather of 4, he claims to have a passion for all things outdoors. He is an avid canoeist, sea kayaker, fisherman, hunter and an adventurer.